This month has been branded “Rocktober” by Lance, for reasons unknown to me. I like it, so I’m going with it; October certainly rocks. The weather cools down, the trees turn beautiful colors, you get to dress up like whoever or whatever on Halloween, and it’s Vegan MoFo time! It’s also time for Oktoberfest. Yesterday’s Vegan Meetup Group Oktoberfest potluck was a lot of fun, and featured some fancy German fare and hearty fall dishes. Thanks to Linda and Rob for hosting. I managed to snap a few photos as we descended upon the bounty, and I’ll share them tomorrow.
I was in the mood for fruit salad, so this German(ish?) version was my contribution.
German Fruit Salad with Walnuts (Fruchtsalat Mit Walnussen)
Makes 8 servings.
For the salad:
4 medium red apples, cored and diced (gala or braeburn are good)
2 oranges, peeled and diced
2 cups red or black seedless grapes, halved
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
For the dressing:
8 ounces vanilla soy yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tsp agave nectar
Combine apples, oranges, and grapes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp lemon juice to prevent apples from browning. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice, orange juice, vanilla, ketchup, and agave nectar until combined.
Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving.
Dressing recipe adapted from: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-fruit-salad-with-walnuts-fruchtsalat-mit-walnussen-107993#ixzz1ZN8l9yV5